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Support lived experience voices in Tasmania’s suicide prevention efforts

What do we mean when we talk about ‘lived experience’ of suicide? One way to define it is: …having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through suicidal crisis, or been bereaved by suicide. That’s according to Roses in the Ocean – a lead organisation for lived experience of suicide in Australia.…

Local training to help Tasmanian mental health advocates find their voice

For the lucky ones among us, being 21 means enjoying the first flush of adulthood: moving out of home, getting a job, studying, and exploring the world. For Dr Ivan Zwart, the years from 21 to 35 were an ordeal. During that time, Ivan’s mother was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia and, in…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: National Immunisation Program influenza update Influenza vaccination for people with egg allergies Practice preparation for PIP QI Updated Asthma Tasmanian HealthPathways GP wellbeing survey opens Workforce Incentive Program update National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care Standards workshops Point-of-care testing survey opens Cyber security update…

Primary Health Tasmania’s new deprescribing guides, videos and other resources

Primary Health Tasmania has launched a new suite of deprescribing resources for local health practitioners. The resources include: •    a series of downloadable or printable guides covering the following medications: o    allopurinol o    antihyperglycaemic agents o    antihypertensive agents o    antipsychotics o    aspirin o    benzodiazepines o    biphosphonates o    cholinesterase inhibitors o    glaucoma eye drops o    non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs…

Keeping an eye on your mates, on the rugby field and in life

Encouraging, engaging and empowering. They’re the three words that sum up the north west suicide prevention trial site’s Doing Better Together grants. Nominations for the grants opened in early March, with funding available to help community organisations turn their ideas for a suicide prevention or wellbeing activity into reality. It’s all part of the Tasmanian…

Taking a Safe Place on the road in Break O’Day

Question: How do you give members of a local community a safe place to chat when they’re scattered up and along Tasmania’s east coast? Answer: You put it on the road. The Safe Place Café is a mobile coffee van that travels to a different part of the Break O’Day region for two days each…